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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644949/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adult-patients
#1
REVIEW
Riad El Fakih, Syed Ahmed, Feras Alfraih, Amr Hanbali
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) consists of precursor B ALL or T ALL phenotypes. In the pediatric population, ALL patients enjoy an 80% long-term survival with the current pediatric chemotherapy protocols as compared with 50% long-term survival in the adult population. In adults, complete remission rates are similar to those of pediatric patients; however, long-term survival is much lower with the majority of deaths attributable to relapsed disease. Postremission consolidation strategies in adults include chemotherapy, autologous, or allogeneic transplant...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610604/age-and-environment-dependent-changes-in-chemical-defences-of-larval-and-post-metamorphic-toads
#2
Bálint Üveges, Gábor Fera, Ágnes M Móricz, Dániel Krüzselyi, Veronika Bókony, Attila Hettyey
BACKGROUND: Chemical defences are widespread in animals, but how their production is adjusted to ecological conditions is poorly known. Optimal defence theory predicts that inducible defences are favoured over constitutive defences when toxin production is costly and the need for it varies across environments. However, if some environmental changes occur predictably (e.g. coupled to transitions during ontogeny), whereas others are unpredictable (e.g. predation, food availability), changes in defences may have constitutive as well as plastic elements...
June 13, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597007/tensile-bond-strength-of-so-called-universal-primers-and-universal-multimode-adhesives-to-zirconia-and-lithium-disilicate-ceramics
#3
Adham Elsayed, Feras Younes, Frank Lehmann, Matthias Kern
PURPOSE: To test the bond strength and durability after artificial aging of so-called universal primers and universal multimode adhesives to lithium disilicate or zirconia ceramics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 240 ceramic plates, divided into two groups, were produced and conditioned: 120 acid-etched lithium disilicate plates (IPS e.max CAD) and 120 air-abraded zirconia plates (Zenostar T). Each group was divided into five subgroups (n = 24), and a universal restorative primer or multimode universal adhesive was used for each subgroup to bond plexiglas tubes filled with a composite resin to the ceramic plate...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593057/clomiphene-associated-inferior-stemi-in-a-young-female-due-to-right-coronary-artery-dissection
#4
Feras Husain Abuzeyad, Eltigani Seedahmed Ibnaouf, Mudhaffar Al Farras
Nonatherosclerotic spontaneous coronary artery dissection (NA-SCAD) is an uncommon cause of myocardial infarction. It most commonly affects females in the perimenopausal age. NA-SCAD has been associated with many predisposing factors including pregnancy and hormonal therapy for both contraception and ovulation induction. The presented case is a previously healthy 41-year-old woman diagnosed with inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to right descending coronary artery dissection associated with recent use of clomiphene monotherapy for ovulation induction (a previously fertile woman), which was not previously reported...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589377/erratum-to-what-is-this-image-2016-image%C3%A2-2-result
#5
Feras A Chehade, Francois G Kamar, Labib Abouzahr, Jihad Daher, Selim M Nasser, Wael A AlJaroudi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584640/chlorpheniramine-and-escitalopram-similar-antidepressant-and-nitric-oxide-lowering-roles-in-a-mouse-model-of-anxiety
#6
Omar Gammoh, Fadia Mayyas, Feras Darwish Elhajji
There is a crosstalk between mood disorders and oxidative stress. Chlorpheniramine (CPA), a first generation antihistamine, is hypothesized to have an anxiolytic role at high doses; however, its antidepressant and antioxidant roles have not previously been investigated. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the antidepressant and anxiolytic effects of CPA treatment in association with nitric oxide (NO) and super oxide dismutase (SOD) activity in a mouse model of anxiety. BALB/c mice were divided into unstressed (naïve), control, and CPA- (0...
June 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566141/bibrachial-plegia-due-to-lyme-radiculopoliomyelitis-myelitis
#7
Feras Akbik, Marcelo Matiello, Amanda Piquet, Tracey Cho, Adam Cohen, Nagagopal Venna
Nervous system involvement occurs in up to 15% of patients with Lyme disease, most commonly manifested as cranial neuropathy, lymphocytic meningitis, and or radiculoneuritis. We describe a patient with subacute radiculopoliomyelitis-myelitis matching the selective involvement of the anterior horns and roots of the cervical spinal cord seen on MRI and on electrodiagnostic studies. We demonstrate positive CSF Lyme antibodies and document a near-complete recovery with antibiotics. This case highlights the importance of recognizing an atypical presentation of Lyme disease in the setting of initial radiculitis and or myelitis, particularly given the potential for favorable outcomes with appropriate treatment...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540903/recurrent-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-due-to-tolterodine-in-an-elderly-male-patient
#8
Abdullah K Alhwiesh, Husain Alsharani, Eman Fathi Ibrahim, Zaid Alanazi, Bushra Ahmed AlGhamdi, Nadia Alaudah, Feras Alzahrani, Adnan Alsarawi, Ashwaqu Almohaws, Ibraheem Saeed Abdurrahman
Hyponatremia is defined as serum sodium of <135 mmol/L and equates with a low serum osmolality once translocational hyponatremia and pseudohyponatremia are ruled out. True hyponatremia develops when normal urine-diluting mechanisms are disturbed. In elderly patients, this complication is not uncommon, especially in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Medications are often the most common cause of hyponatremia in these patients. Herewith, we reported a 65-year-old Saudi male, a known case of benign prostatic hypertrophy and hypertension, who developed recurrent hyponatremia secondary to tolterodine...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493286/comprehensive-analysis-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-ctcl-incidence-and-mortality-in-canada-reveals-changing-trends-and-geographic-clustering-for-this-malignancy
#9
Feras M Ghazawi, Elena Netchiporouk, Elham Rahme, Matthew Tsang, Linda Moreau, Steven Glassman, Nathalie Provost, Martin Gilbert, Sara-Elizabeth Jean, Kevin Pehr, Denis Sasseville, Ivan V Litvinov
BACKGROUND: Previous reports of geographic clustering of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in Texas, Pittsburgh, and Sweden as well as the occurrence of CTCL in married couples and family members raise a possibility of the existence of an external and potentially preventable trigger(s) for this rare skin cancer. METHODS: The authors studied CTCL incidence and mortality in Canada using 3 distinct population-based cancer databases. Data on patients' sex, age at the time of diagnosis, subtype of CTCL malignancy, reporting province, city, and postal code were analyzed...
May 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479770/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-males-above-50-years-of-age
#10
Mohamed Abdemonem Elshazly, Mohamed Farag Sultan, Hamdy Abdelmawla Aboutaleb, Shady Mohamed Salem, Mohamed Sayedahmed Aziz, Tarek Mohamed Abd Elbaky, Eid Abdelrasoul Elsherif, Maher Mohamed Gawish, Feras Tarek Alajrawi, Fahd Abdulla Algady Elgadi, Awad Husein Thaher, Mohamed Ahmed Shebl, Adel Mohamed Allam, Elija Kehinde
CONTEXT: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) in elderly males are usually related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in the majority of cases. It is estimated that BPH affects half of men above the age of 50 years. Recently, a relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and LUTS in elderly males has been reported. AIMS: The aim of this study was to analyze Vitamin D levels in males aged above 50 years presenting with LUTS. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a prospective case-control study...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478708/giant-hepatic-aneurysm-presenting-with-hematemesis-successfully-treated-with-an-endovascular-technique-case-report
#11
Feras F Abdallah, Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott, Ganapathy Ananthakrishnan
Hepatic artery aneurysms are uncommon visceral aneurysms that are usually found incidentally on imaging. We present a case of large common hepatic aneurysm presenting with life-threatening hematemesis due to duodenal erosion, in a 66-year-old man, treated by embolization with Onyx and coils while preserving hepatic perfusion.
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469310/a-single-left-renal-vein-draining-into-the-common-iliac-vein
#12
Awad Bakhit Kaabneh, Sizeph Edward Haddad, Feras Ahmad Hammouri, Abdalla Yosef Omari, Mohammad K Abdadayem
Several variations of the anatomy of the left renal vein have been reported. Rare variants are frequently overlooked in the preoperative assessment but can lead to complications during surgery. We describe a kidney donor with a rare anomaly of a single main left renal vein draining into the left common iliac vein.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449482/retrospective-analysis-of-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-sabr-for-metastatic-lung-lesions-mlls-in-comparison-with-a-contemporaneous-cohort-of-primary-lung-lesions-plls
#13
Feras Oskan, Yvonne Dzierma, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Christian Rübe, Jochen Fleckenstein
BACKGROUND: The net benefit from local ablative therapy for pulmonary oligometastases remains unknown. The outcomes of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for metastatic lung lesions (MLLs) were analyzed retrospectively and compared with those of SABR for primary lung lesions (PLLs). METHODS: Medical records of patients treated with lung SABR between 2011 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Basic patient, lesion and treatment characteristics were compared using the Pearson chi-square test for categorical and Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416883/application-of-electrolysed-oxidising-water-as-a-sanitiser-to-extend-the-shelf-life-of-seafood-products-a-review
#14
REVIEW
Fera R Dewi, Roger Stanley, Shane M Powell, Christopher M Burke
Electrolysed oxidising water (E.O. water) is produced by electrolysis of sodium chloride to yield primarily chlorine based oxidising products. At neutral pH this results in hypochlorous acid in the un-protonated form which has the greatest oxidising potential and ability to penetrate microbial cell walls to disrupt the cell membranes. E.O. water has been shown to be an effective method to reduce microbial contamination on food processing surfaces. The efficacy of E.O. water against pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus has also been extensively confirmed in growth studies of bacteria in culture where the sanitising agent can have direct contact with the bacteria...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388835/clinical-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#15
David J Kuter, Barbara A Konkle, Taye H Hamza, Lynne Uhl, Susan F Assmann, Joseph E Kiss, Richard M Kaufman, Nigel S Key, Bruce S Sachais, John R Hess, Paul Ness, Keith R McCrae, Cindy Leissinger, Ronald G Strauss, Janice G McFarland, Ellis Neufeld, James B Bussel, Thomas L Ortel
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a thrombotic disorder usually prompting treatment with non-heparin anticoagulants. The benefits and risks of such treatments have not been fully assessed. METHODS: We analyzed data for 442 patients having a positive heparin-platelet factor 4 antibody test and recent heparin exposure. The primary outcome was a composite endpoint (death, limb amputation/gangrene, or new thrombosis). Secondary outcomes included bleeding and the effect of anticoagulation...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369860/broad-shifts-in-the-resource-use-of-a-commercially-harvested-fish-following-the-invasion-of-dreissenid-mussels
#16
Shannon A Fera, Michael D Rennie, Erin S Dunlop
Dreissenid mussels, including the zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga (Dreissena rostiformus bugensis) mussel, are invasive species known for their capacity to act as ecosystem engineers. They have caused significant changes in the many freshwater systems they have invaded by increasing water clarity, reducing primary productivity, and altering zooplankton and benthic invertebrate assemblages. What is less clear is how their ecosystem engineering effects manifest up the food web to impact higher trophic levels, including fish...
June 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366396/corrigendum-to-rising-temperatures-may-increase-growth-rates-and-microcystin-production-in-tropical-microcystis-species-harmful-algae-50-88-98
#17
Maxine A D Mowe, Cristina Porojan, Feras Abbas, Simon M Mitrovic, Richard P Lim, Ambrose Furey, Darren C J Yeo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338553/consequences-of-hybrid-procedure-addition-to-robotic-assisted-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
#18
Feras Khaliel, Vincenzo Giambruno, Michael W A Chu, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick Teefy, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Patients postcoronary artery revascularization surgery often receives blood product transfusion, which could delay their intensive care unit and hospital discharge. We investigated our robotic-assisted direct coronary artery bypass (RADCAB) transfusion rate to determine whether performing the minimal invasive coronary surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention in one stage would increase the incidence of blood transfusion, morbidity, and length of stay. METHODS: Between November 2003 and November 2015, 483 consecutive patients underwent RADCAB surgery...
May 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338552/is-the-future-of-coronary-arterial-revascularization-a-hybrid-approach-the-canadian-experience-across-three-centers
#19
Vincenzo Giambruno, Ahmad Hafiz, Stephanie A Fox, Hugues Jeanmart, Richard C Cook, Feras H Khaliel, Patrick Teefy, Kumar Sridhar, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur, Varinder K Randhawa, Ivan Iglesias, Philip M Jones, Christopher C Harle, Daniel Bainbridge, Michael W A Chu, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Hybrid coronary revascularization offers and combines the advantages of both surgical and percutaneous revascularization and eliminates at the same time the disadvantages of both procedures. The objective of this study was to assess graft and stent patency at 6 months, rate of bleeding, intensive care unit and hospital stay, rate of reintervention, and long-term clinical follow-up. METHODS: From March 2004 to November 2015, a total of 203 patients underwent robotic-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery and PCI of a non-left anterior descending vessel in a single or two stage, at three different centers...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298420/staged-induction-of-hiv-1-glycan-dependent-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies
#20
Mattia Bonsignori, Edward F Kreider, Daniela Fera, R Ryan Meyerhoff, Todd Bradley, Kevin Wiehe, S Munir Alam, Baptiste Aussedat, William E Walkowicz, Kwan-Ki Hwang, Kevin O Saunders, Ruijun Zhang, Morgan A Gladden, Anthony Monroe, Amit Kumar, Shi-Mao Xia, Melissa Cooper, Mark K Louder, Krisha McKee, Robert T Bailer, Brendan W Pier, Claudia A Jette, Garnett Kelsoe, Wilton B Williams, Lynn Morris, John Kappes, Kshitij Wagh, Gift Kamanga, Myron S Cohen, Peter T Hraber, David C Montefiori, Ashley Trama, Hua-Xin Liao, Thomas B Kepler, M Anthony Moody, Feng Gao, Samuel J Danishefsky, John R Mascola, George M Shaw, Beatrice H Hahn, Stephen C Harrison, Bette T Korber, Barton F Haynes
A preventive HIV-1 vaccine should induce HIV-1-specific broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). However, bnAbs generally require high levels of somatic hypermutation (SHM) to acquire breadth, and current vaccine strategies have not been successful in inducing bnAbs. Because bnAbs directed against a glycosylated site adjacent to the third variable loop (V3) of the HIV-1 envelope protein require limited SHM, the V3-glycan epitope is an attractive vaccine target. By studying the cooperation among multiple V3-glycan B cell lineages and their coevolution with autologous virus throughout 5 years of infection, we identify key events in the ontogeny of a V3-glycan bnAb...
March 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
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